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Ayurveda And All - June 2011 issue

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Osteo Arthritis – Joint Rejubenation Through Ayurveda
Dr. C.S. Mahesh Kumar M.D (ayu)* & Dr. D. Anil Kumar M.D (ayu)**
Osteo arthritis has become a common phenomenon in the urban population. It is also steadily growing in the rural population. Once thought as old man’s disease is striking young generation. This article gives a brief presentation on this major cause of disablity in elderly people.
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Ayurvedic Therapies
Jaloukavacharana: An Overview on Leech & Hirudo (Leech) Therapy
Dr. B. Swapna & Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju
Leech Therapy, also known as Hirudotherapy (‘Hirudo’ is the generic name of the Leech), is a bloodletting procedure using medicinal leeches. This kind of therapy is known from the time of extreme antiquity and is still in wide practice.
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Ayurveda and Children
A Clinical Aspect of Kashyap Samhita in the Pediatrics
Prof. C.M. Jain & Dr. S.K. Upadhyay
Kashyap Samhita is considered as a classical reference book on Ayurveda especially in the field of ayurvedic neonatology and pedictrics. Kashyap Samhita has great importance in the field of Kaumarbhritya. Pediatric care, ailments and their management has been beautifully discussed in this text.
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Music Therapy
Train the Brain-With the Musical Strain!
Dr. T. V. Sairam
The brain is the most complex of all our organs and that the modern scientists are still striving to understand its complexity Though we may not know now how exactly music could affect our brain, by closing our eyes and listening to a soothing strain that wafts in the air, we do feel good and for a moment at least, we tend to overlook the chaos and confusion prevailing around our being!
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Ayurvedic Concepts
Salty Taste
Dr. Mukul Anand
Ayurvedic nutrition recommends including all 6 tastes in each meal, while favoring those tastes that bring greater balance to your particular constitution.
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Ayurveda and Dental Care
Dental Diseases and Ayurveda
Dr. Shruti Biswas
Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental checkups are essential in preventing dental problems. Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention.
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Glorious Ferns and Their Amazing Facts
Dr. K.Chandrashekhar
Ferns are known as being decorative plants, but not many are aware of their medicinal properties. If the medicinal properbes of ferns are scientifically proved, it could make an important part of human health care system.
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Ayurveda and Thyroid
Thyroid Disorders
Dr. Preeti Dass
Thyroid disorders are a common occurence specially in women between age group 30 to 50. Read how Ayurveda can help in the management of thyroid disorders.
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